mihomes - 5:07 pm on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Fred, yes it does sound very familiar and certainly no dice by doing so - it was like that in the first place anyways. I don't know about most of you, but I've been doing this for 13 years now and would NEVER use a blog for my site structure - nothing against people who do - I just would never do so.
Anyways, I absolutely hate the fact that people now associate emds with spam, blackhat, and all these other tactics. I'm not talking about kw-kw-kw-kw or kwkwkwkw either just a simple kwkw.com or even kw.com for that matter. I don't know if maybe the spam is prevalent in their particular niche or what, but it almost feels like racism!
I can absolutely guarantee my emd's follow the 'rules' and probably moreso than most yet here I am with a complete loss in traffic these days. Funniest thing is, my non-emd domains have gone up.
The question I am toying with is 'do I 301 a 10+ year old site to some brand new domain with some 'brandable' name (I also hate how people think of brandable these days as well - it now means a madeup word that can be pronounced)'? I could list tons of possible problems doing that not to mention just the fact of throwing away 10+ years on a site, name, etc practically.
It's all bs.